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Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called the True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, the True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the steam that children with the shining produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to this icon in the King canon.

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Couldn't put it down!
January 19th, 2015
Never read The Shining, but after reading this sequel, had to go back to where this all began for Danny. Great read, loved the characters!
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Great follow up
January 8th, 2015
King brings Dan Torrence back with brilliance. For those of you who haven't read The Shining, you need to to fully understand and enjoy this book. Thanks King
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Awesome
December 29th, 2014
Stephen King at his best. Even if this is supposed to be a sequel to the shinning is still awesome.
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AA Insight
December 11th, 2014
Mr King never disappoints. As an AA member. I felt a remarkable kinship with Dan Torrence. Several times I felt a meeting in print was provided better than "The Grapevine". Great 12th step work!
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Sleep Doctor
November 17th, 2014
Loved it!! Amazing book. Perfect sequel to The Shining.
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King is king
November 6th, 2014
Great read. Makes me want to reread the others
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Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
September 16th, 2014
Great book! Highly recommend this one.
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Doctor Sleep
September 15th, 2014
King did not disappoint!! Awesome book
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The King I Love!!!
September 7th, 2014
All I can say is, "WOW"! There's not a dull moment with Doctor Sleep! I felt like a child waiting on recess to go out and play, the whole time I read! I've got to put the book down so many times because I have duties to attend, and I just (half assed) them so I could find out what happened next! I'm going back now to read The Shining! I saw the movie, but I just know that the book will be more informative and betttter! Thank you for lending me your mind Mr. King! You Rock (as always)!
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Doctor Sleep
September 7th, 2014
Another King classic!
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Still rockin' it
September 6th, 2014
He's still got it goin' on. Very entertaining in typical King fashion. Didn't know he is a recovering alcoholic.
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Good.
July 20th, 2014
Not really like The Shining but still entertaining.
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Doctor Sleep
July 20th, 2014
It was a treat to learn what happened to Danny (Doc) Torrance. That loving boy was bound to self medicate after the horrors of the Overlook, but it was gratifying that he got himself to AA. Abra was a delightful character, who also may need to be revisited one day (that temper!). That the epic battle between good and evil took place where the Overlook burned to the ground was so just. Evil exists and the True Knot was a terrifying example of how it might flourish. Stephen King never disappoints!
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Doctor Sleep
July 4th, 2014
Again, he proves why he one of the very best authors, BAR NONE!!
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Good one!
June 6th, 2014
Best sequel ever! The Shining kid is now a man.
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Doctor Sleep
June 4th, 2014
This book took me back to an earlier SK, & more importantly an earlier me. Once again, I didn't want to put it down. Kudos for writing a new story, keeping the thread of the first book peaking out wiithout taking over. The new characters complemented & competed well with Doc. Thanx again for more sleepless nights.
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Couldn't put it down.
May 31st, 2014
My first book in a few years. Couldn't put it down. Nice to see (read) what Dannny's been up to.
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Doctor Sleep
May 17th, 2014
It was so amazing to meet up with Danny again. The best sequel I have ever read. If you liked The Shining you have to read this book!!!!
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Doctor Sleep
May 17th, 2014
It was so amazing to meet up with Danny again. The best sequel I have ever read. If you liked The Shining you have to read this book!!!!
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Pretty good read.
May 9th, 2014
Haven't read a Stephen King in years. Last one i read was the uncut version if The Stand, which I only finished because i had invested so much time in it..i did not enjoy that book....too weird. This one was a great read. Lots going on, typical weird King vibe. Great pace and solid ending. I may have to read a few more of his newer books.
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